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Another Exciting Weekend [Dec. 9th, 2007|09:20 pm]
It was time. We have a friend coming up to visit next weekend so we needed to confront... the library.

This is the room where we've put the boxes that aren't unpacked because we don't really know where to unpack them to. Most of it was even stuff that should ultimately be in the library. It was just all packed in boxes. There were enough boxes that it was just a solid cube of stacked boxes. Rubik's Library.

This is not actually the library. It's the furnace room next door. This space was empty this morning.

The boxes on the right are most of my CD collection. Most of those still haven't been ripped. Hours and hours of fun ahead, there. :P

What's important to note is the stack of empty totes on the left. All of these totes contained books and papers and scattered memorabilia. Kit and I sorted through all of these and shelved the books, repacked other things to keep, and threw away what we didn't need.

I just want to point out that's a lot of big totes. In case you wonder what exciting things I do all day on the weekend. :)

The library isn't empty yet. But we've got it down to a wall of boxes and totes that will fit along the back wall. We've also cleared enough space that we can set up the hide-a-bed couch and side table. One step closer to having our house actually kinda set-up and moved-into.

[User Picture]From: ankhorite
2007-12-10 05:44 am (UTC)

The Library

You're my housekeeping hero.

We just took a huge leap backwards when we ported all the Giftmas stuff to the living room for sorting and wrapping and such. It had been crapping up the bedroom all year, since I was sick from December through March and Savant's been working his ratty tail off since, almost to the day, I got better.

Yes, cleaning this house is a four-hands, two-brains project. Neither of us can make significant progress alone.

But I bet your Rubik room will inspire him... congrats.
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2007-12-10 11:46 am (UTC)
Thank goodness you didn't end up having to do that for my sake!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-12-10 05:07 pm (UTC)
Nope, 'twas another rodent. It was something that we need to do in any case. All our books and music were packed away and the room was really wasted.

But it does mean that we'll have some space available if you need room and board.
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[User Picture]From: altivo
2007-12-10 12:36 pm (UTC)
Show us a picture of the library when everything is finally in place. I need the inspiration. We have probably 2000 volumes in boxes stored out in the barns, and the house is overflowing with books...
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-12-10 05:36 pm (UTC)
Certainly. I can show take a pic of what we have so far. Trouble is, we've filled up most of the shelves we own.

What I want to do is build some shelves into the room. It'll look a lot nicer and have much more capacity. But that project is probably a year or two away. :,
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[User Picture]From: altivo
2007-12-10 05:57 pm (UTC)
Bit of advice. Build modular bookcases that you can anchor to the wall. That way you can take them with you if/when you move again.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-12-11 04:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've used that strategy before. This time, though, I want to blend it into the room. The bookcases will effectively become the new side walls of the room. They'll be removable but it'd take a bit of work.
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[User Picture]From: northing
2007-12-10 06:32 pm (UTC)
I have a huge stack of storage bins just like that which I use for moving! And yes, there's a stack of about 6 of them still full with no place to unpack them to.

Is this a geek thing, a furry thing, or just a sign I've got too much stuff?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-12-11 04:40 am (UTC)
Dunno. Maybe it's a geek thing. They're a very pragmatic storage option if you don't care too much about looks.
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